Case studies
Military Macaw conservation programme in Bahia de Banderas, Jalisco

The Military Macaw (Ara militaris) is protected by national and international regulations such as Mexico’s NOM ECOL 059, the IUCN, the Endangered Species Act and the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES).

Community bird monitoring programme

Since 2013, Incidencia y Gobernanza Ambiental (IGOBA) has been working in Sierra del Abra Tanchipa Biosphere Reserve to design a Community Bird Monitoring Programme (CBMP) intended to generate mechanisms to involve neighbouring communities in the conservation activi

Reintroducing scarlet macaws in Mexico

Scarlet macaw numbers have greatly reduced in Mexico due to habitat loss and poaching of eggs, chicks and live birds for the illegal pet trade.

Cactus Nurseries and Conservation

In response to the uncontrollable harvest of cacti, the Mexican federal agency in charge of conservation - CONANP - set up plant nurseries in the Barranca de Metztitlán Biosphere Reserve (RBBM) with the explicit purpose of conserving cacti through cultivation and sustainable tra